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Parsons, Betty [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Schnakenberg, Henry 1892-1970  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0020444
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_20445

Bright Day

Artist:
Betty Parsons, born New York City 1900-died Southold, NY 1982  Search this
Medium:
synthetic polymer: acrylic on fabric: canvas
Dimensions:
46 1/8 x 61 1/2 in. (117.0 x 156.3 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1966
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Betty Parsons
Object number:
1967.138
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.138

Sailboat, Rockport

Artist:
Betty Parsons, born New York City 1900-died Southold, NY 1982  Search this
Medium:
gouache and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 9 x 11 3/4 in. (22.7 x 30.0 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1943-1982
Topic:
Landscape\coast  Search this
Architecture\boat\sailboat  Search this
Landscape\United States\Rockport  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Sandra B.D. Waters
Object number:
1984.120
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1984.120

Artists Talk on Art records

Creator:
Artists Talk on Art  Search this
Names:
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
De Niro, Robert, 1922-1993  Search this
Denes, Agnes  Search this
Goldberg, Michael, 1924-  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, 1935-2009  Search this
Longo, Robert  Search this
Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985  Search this
Morris, Robert, 1931-  Search this
Murray, Elizabeth, 1940-  Search this
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Wilke, Hannah  Search this
Wojnarowicz, David  Search this
Extent:
64.4 Linear feet
43.9 Terabytes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Terabytes
Photographs
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Transcripts
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1974-2018
Summary:
The records of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) measure 64.4 linear feet and 43.9 terabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of artists, critics, historians, dealers, curators and writers discussing contemporary issues in the American art world in hundreds of panel discussions, open screenings, and dialogues held in New York City from 1975 to 2016. A smaller group of records include administrative files, panel flyers, three scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panel discussions and participants.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) measure 64.4 linear feet and 43.9 terabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of artists, critics, historians, dealers, curators and writers discussing contemporary issues in the American art world in hundreds of panel discussions, open screenings, and dialogues held in New York City from 1975 to 2016. A smaller group of records include administrative files, panel flyers, three scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panel discussions and participants.

ATOA's recordings chronicle the American art world, covering critical discussions and significant art world issues over five decades. Thousands of artists such as Will Barnet, Louise Bourgeois, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Robert De Niro, Agnes Denes, Michael Goldberg, Robert Longo, Ana Mendieta, Robert Morris, Elizabeth Murray, Alice Neel, Philip Pavia, Larry Rivers, Sylvia Sleigh, Hannah Wilke, David Wojnarowicz, and others speak about their work. The original recordings exist in a variety of formats, including U-Matic and VHS videotape, MiniDVs, sound cassettes and sound tape reels. ATOA digitized the complete collection of video and sound recordings and the digital files are now part of the collection.

The collection also includes printed histories, board and program committee meeting minutes, financial statements, general correspondence files of the president and chair, attendance statistics, grant files, panel participant release forms, sixteen panel transcripts, a complete set of panel flyers (many are annotated) and other printed materials, three dismantled scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panels and panel participants.
Arrangement:
The records are arranged into nine series.

Series 1: Adminstrative Files, 1974-2013 (0.4 linear feet, Box 1)

Series 2: Director's and Chairman's Correspondence, 1977-2006 (0.4 linear feet, Box 1)

Series 3: Grant Files, 1977-2009 (1 linear foot, Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Panel Release Forms, 1978-2012 (1 linear foot, Boxes 2-3)

Series 5: Panel Transcripts, 1981, 1986, 1988, 2017-2018 (1 folder, Box 3; 1.8 megabytes, ER01)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1975-2015 (0.8 linear feet, Boxes 3-4; 44.4 megabytes, ER02)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1975-1989 (0.2 linear feet, Box 4)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, circa 1975-circa 2000 (1 linear foot, Boxes 4-5)

Series 9: Video and Sound Recordings, circa 1975-2017 (59 linear feet, Boxes 6-65; 43.9 terabytes, ER03-06)
Biographical / Historical:
Established in 1974 and still active in New York, Artists Talk on Art is the art world's longest running and most prolific aesthetic panel discussion series organized by artists for artists. Founded by Lori Antonacci, Douglas I. Sheer, and Robert Wiegand, the forum has presented 6,000 artists in nearly 1,000 documented panels or dialogues. ATOA held its first panel, "Whatever Happened to Public Art," on January 10, 1975 and it drew a "crowd" of 77 people. In the decades that followed, ATOA presented dozens of panels or dialogues a year, tackling such diverse topics as "What is Happening with Conceptual Art," with Louise Lawler and Lawrence Weiner; "Painting and Photography: Defining the Difference," with Sarah Charlesworth, Jack Goldstein, Joseph Kosuth, Barbara Kruger, and Robert Mapplethorpe; "Organizing Arts Activism," with Lucy Lippard; "The Artist and the Epidemic—an information panel about AIDS"; "Cross-generational Views of Feminism"; and hundreds more.
Provenance:
The Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) records, including digital files of the video and sound recordings, were donated to the Archives in 2016 by Douglas Sheer, Chairman of ATOA.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of digitized recordings and other electronic records requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Artists Talk on Art records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Any literary rights possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Artists  Search this
Historians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Transcripts
Video recordings
Citation:
Artists Talk on Art records, circa 1974-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.artitalk
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Artists Talk on Art records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-artitalk
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
de Hauke, César  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L.  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Arenberg  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
MM. Jacques Seligmann & fils  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Gallery records  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Parsons, Betty

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American Art. Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Boxes 16-22 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 458, National Museum of American Art. Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0458-refidd1e816

Parsons, Betty

Collection Creator:
Tremaine, Emily Hall, 1908-1987  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Emily Hall Tremaine papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. They may be used for research, study, and scholarship. Authorization to quote, publish, or reproduce for purposes of publication requires written permission from Burton G. Tremaine III.
Collection Citation:
Emily Hall Tremaine papers, 1890-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Emily Hall Tremaine papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-trememil-ref216

Exhibition schedule

Creator:
Parsons, Betty, 1900-1982  Search this
Subject:
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1949-1950
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13895
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Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13895

Statement on art

Creator:
Parsons, Betty, 1900-1982  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1950 October
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16682
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Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16682

Forrest Bess letter to Betty Parsons

Creator:
Bess, Forrest, 1911-1977  Search this
Parsons, Betty, 1900-1982  Search this
Subject:
Bess, Forrest  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1965 Oct 26
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15555
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Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15555
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Copy of Betty Parsons' personal narrative

Creator:
Parsons, Betty, 1900-1982  Search this
Subject:
Brancusi, Constantin  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto  Search this
Liberman, Alexander Semeonovitch  Search this
Martin, Agnes Bernice  Search this
Okada, Kenzo  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Reynal, Jeanne  Search this
Sills, Thomas Albert  Search this
Stein, Gertrude  Search this
Steinberg, Saul  Search this
Truman, Jock C. (Jock Curtis)  Search this
Zadkine, Ossip  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
not before 1974
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16683
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Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16683
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Betty Parsons letter to Forrest Bess

Creator:
Parsons, Betty, 1900-1982  Search this
Bess, Forrest, 1911-1977  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1958 Oct 22
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13377
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Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13377

Betty Parsons to H. E. (Henry Ernest) Schnakenberg

Creator:
Parsons, Betty, 1900-1982  Search this
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest), 1892-1970  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
between 1930 and 1969
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5844
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Henry Ernest Schnakenberg papers, 1905-1969
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5844
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Betty Parsons with an unidentified woman

Subject:
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1977
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12766
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Calvert Coggeshall papers, 1920-1999, bulk, 1965-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12766
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Pousette-Dart, Richard - Transparencies, Works of Art

Collection Creator:
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 41
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950-1970
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-parsbett-ref431

Pousette-Dart, Richard - Slides, Works of Art

Collection Creator:
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950-1970
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-parsbett-ref432

Forrest Bess letter to Betty Parsons

Creator:
Bess, Forrest, 1911-1977  Search this
Parsons, Betty, 1900-1982  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1958 Mar. 12
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13375
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Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13375

Forrest Bess letter to Betty Parsons

Creator:
Bess, Forrest, 1911-1977  Search this
Parsons, Betty, 1900-1982  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1958 Sept. 22
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13376
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Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13376

Ad Reinhardt, Barnett Newman, William Congdon, Betty Parsons and others

Subject:
Congdon, William  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1960
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14006
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Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14006

Consignment list of paintings delivered to Betty Parsons

Creator:
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Subject:
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Type:
Financial Records
Date:
1947 Mar 10
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14908
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Hans Hofmann papers, [circa 1904]-2011, bulk 1945-2000
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14908
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